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Hi folks,
 

 My Trophy 900 and I covered 5,800 kms last week - well, 7 riding days in an 8 day stretch. The bike performed flawlessly and I am very, very proud of her.
 

 I would say 80%+ was on Interstates at the traffic matching speed average of 130-140 km/h. The posted limit in Idaho was 80 mph (130 km/h).
 

 Anyway, now my nice Michelin PR3's have that distinct superslab profile - 2" to 2-1/2" flat centre tread. I have used the Pilot Roads for a few years now and love them. Checked with my dealer here for new ones and he suggested Shinko 011's as good alternates. He says he got good feedback with the only less favourable reports from a couple of Goldwing riders regarding tire life. Of course, they are quite a bit heavier than our Trophies.
 

 The set of Shinko 011's cost the same as the rear PR4. Hard to say no for the price. Has anybody here used the Shinko 011's? What do you think of them? How did you find their wet grip?
 

 Thanks,
 Glenn
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I currently have 5000 miles on a set of Shinko 011 verge tires. I think they are great for the money, no problems so far and wear is decent, even did pretty good at the dragons tail! My previous tires were the Shinko Ravens which lasted longer (18,000 miles !) but did not grip as well. For the money I highly recommend The Verge tires.

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Thank you, Nick. Have you used them in the rain, yet?

 Cheers,
 Glenn
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More times than I would prefer...they did just fine as long as you don't get too crazy, I haven't encountered any situation where they've made me nervous at all.

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Awesome! Thanks Nick. Done deal, then. When I get back from this weeks trip, I'll pick them up.

 Cheers,
 Glenn
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I think you'll be pleased with them. A lot of people think they are like a Cheng shin tire from China. If I'm not mistaken Shinko purchased the motorcycle division from Yokohama, who have been around the block a few times (pun intended). Enjoy!

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Yes, they are indeed the old Yokohama's, although still evolving. Hence the numeric numbering/naming system. Why fix what isn't broken?

 Cheers,
 Glenn
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Hi Glenn,
I can't comment on the Shinkos.
For what it's worth on the PR4's...
I installed PR4's front and rear on my bike and am happy with them so far.  I'm not a super-aggressive corner-er, but I have taken the ramp from I-275 to 118th in Clearwater FL at speeds that made me lean beyond my comfort zone.  A thing about this ramp is that it has big 2 meter-wide US Interstate symbols painted in the middle of the lanes.  I've never slipped, even in the wet.  I can't comment on longevity yet, but I'm hoping they live up to their expected lifetime.
I can say that my front tire has some feathering of the tread on the sides, and there's plenty of tire noise, especially when leaned over.  If anything, I may overinflate them, rather than underinflating (38psi front, 42psi rear), but I'm within 2psi of recommended.  I'm thinking of buying some of those valve-stem caps that indicate whether my tires are within the recommended range.
- Dave

 
      From: "[hidden email] [TriumphTrophy]" <[hidden email]>
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    Hi folks,
My Trophy 900 and I covered 5,800 kms last week - well, 7 riding days in an 8 day stretch. The bike performed flawlessly and I am very, very proud of her.
I would say 80%+ was on Interstates at the traffic matching speed average of 130-140 km/h. The posted limit in Idaho was 80 mph (130 km/h).
Anyway, now my nice Michelin PR3's have that distinct superslab profile - 2" to 2-1/2" flat centre tread. I have used the Pilot Roads for a few years now and love them. Checked with my dealer here for new ones and he suggested Shinko 011's as good alternates. He says he got good feedback with the only less favourable reports from a couple of Goldwing riders regarding tire life. Of course, they are quite a bit heavier than our Trophies.
The set of Shinko 011's cost the same as the rear PR4. Hard to say no for the price. Has anybody here used the Shinko 011's? What do you think of them? How did you find their wet grip?
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Hi Dave,  There is a  problem with using that valve cap that show the air pressure. In order to activate the cap reading the Schrader is pressed in, then only the tightness of the cap is holding in the air pressure.
 

 In a later post you asked about a drive chain. RX makes good chains. Get a 530 chain with XSO type o-rings.
 110 links should work. Mostly the chains are sold with 120 links. Pick the link you want to take apart on your bike. Grind the heads off and then a cheap chain tool will push the link out. Attach the new chain and master link to the old chain. Pull the old chain to  feed the new chain around the drive sprocket. This is when you'll know how much of the new chain to cut off. Put on the new master link. I know you like finicky so I'll get finicky here. How much squeezing is required when setting the new master link? I use a vernier caliper and get the outside distance to match the other links. Then use the tool to put the dimple on the master link.
 Greg Andrews
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Thanks Greg for both of the thoughts...
So, tools to buy - Chain link tool and vernier caliper.
So far, I've been able to get away without buying a caliper.  Not any longer...
- Dave

 
      From: "[hidden email] [TriumphTrophy]" <[hidden email]>
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    Hi Dave, There is a  problem with using that valve cap that show the air pressure. In order to activate the cap reading the Schrader is pressed in, then only the tightness of the cap is holding in the air pressure.
In a later post you asked about a drive chain. RX makes good chains. Get a 530 chain with XSO type o-rings.110 links should work. Mostly the chains are sold with 120 links. Pick the link you want to take apart on your bike. Grind the heads off and then a cheap chain tool will push the link out. Attach the new chain and master link to the old chain. Pull the old chain to  feed the new chain around the drive sprocket. This is when you'll know how much of the new chain to cut off. Put on the new master link. I know you like finicky so I'll get finicky here. How much squeezing is required when setting the new master link? I use a vernier caliper and get the outside distance to match the other links. 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